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ftl****' - , J,,‘ .y .- , ;, ,- , • ' ft #%c. Provisions uue._ * higher to 12% cents low^r. Selling in the narrow wheat market was done by scattered longs and much ©f the buying also was credited to them on the theory that a long with a profit secured can scarcely resist buying in at a decline In hope of another bulge. As was the case yesterday when prices were soaring, the trade paid no attention to the news. Most of the trading was done in the first half hour. At 1:15 May was 10 cents under yesterday s top. It reached 1 to 2 cents from this and lingered rn the neighborhood of the closing price the remainder of the session. At the close the tone was heavy. Commission , houses made an effort to attract legiti mate trading, but 15 and 20 cent mar gins demanded In some cases did not prove inviting. Country offerings were reported decidedly larger. Rains in the crop belt and the influ ence of wheat depressed corn prices. There was a fair eastern demand. Sam ples were %c lower. The decline in oats was due to profit taking, influ enced by wheat and slackening of sea board demand. September provisions cased off on continued liquidation while January gained modestly on Investment demand. ^ Future quotations were ns follows: Wheat— Open. High. Cow. Close. Sept .... 1.05 1.07 1.04 1.04% Dec . 1.10 1.11 1.09 1.09 V* May _1.16% 1.16% 1.15 1.16% Corn— Sept. 79% 80% 79% 79% Dec ..... 71 72% 70% 71% Oats— Sept .... 47% 48% 46% 47% Dec. 49% 50% 49% 50 Pork— Sent . 20.30 20.45 20.00 20.10 Jan .22.20 22.27 22.10 22.20 Hard— Sept. 10.00 9.90 9.97 Oct .10.17 10.17 10.10 10.17 Jan . 10.65 10.70 10.57 10.65 Ribs— Sept.12.45 12.45 12.35 12.35 Jan .11.27 11.37 11.30 11.35^ Kansas City Grain Kansas City, August 28.—Cash wheat, i No. 2 hard, $1.01<$1.O7; No. 2 red. $1.<»5<&1.06. Corn: No. 2 mixed, 79%£S0c; No. 2 white, 80@$0%c. Oats: No. 2 white, 49<&49%c; No. 2 mixed, 46c. St. Louis Grain St. Liouis, August 28.—Wheat: No. 2 red, 11.07(^1.10; No. 2 hard, $1.05<&1.10. Corn: No. 2, 80%c; No. 2 white, 82%c. Oats; No. 2, 49c; No. 2 white. 50%c. Money Market New York. August 28.—Close: Prime mercantile paper, 7 per c^nt. Sterling exchange nominal; for cables, $5.08.50. For demand, $5.07.50. Bar silver, 53%c. New Orleans Rice Market New Orleans, August 28.—There is a good demand for rough Honduras rice, which has a strong tone. Clean Hondu ras is strong and active and Japan is very strong. Quotations are unchanged. Receipts: Rough. 3615; millers, 2549; clean, 850. Sales, 2644 sacks rough Honduras at 404.90c; 6646 pockets clean Honduras at Decrease In Bank Clearings New York, August 28.—Bank clear ings, according to Dunn's weekly re view, aggregated only $1,731,250,221, as against $2,400,285,805 the same week last year. Boston Wool Market Boston, August 28.—The lull that in evitably follows a period of brisk trad ing has occurred in the Boston wool market this w^eek, transactions being of moderate volume. Prices show' little j change from quotations of a week ago. Reports from the dry goods market Indicate a spotty business. The for eign markets are all at ft standstill, except Bradford, where little is being done. Missouri: Three-eights blood, 27c; quarter blood, 26@26V&c; braid, 21022c. Kentucky and similar: Half blood, unwashed, 26027c; three-eights blood, Unwashed, 27 028c. Scoured basis: Fine, 6 to 8 months, 45 0 57c; fine fall, 48050c. Live Stock Market Chicago, August 28.—Hogs: Receipts, 12,000; strong; bulk, S.7509._O; light, $S.85'o 9.35; mixed, $8.6009.35; Heavy, $8.4509.30, lough. $8.4508.65; pigs. $5.5008.60. Cattle: Receipts, 1500; steady; beeves, 1 ♦ $6.75010.65; steers, $6.3509.40; stockers and feeders, $5.5008.15; cows and heifers, $3.80 <09.26; calves, $7.50011.25. Sheep: Receipts. 9000: weak; sheep, $4.75 05.60; yearlings, $5.5006.40; lambs, $5,750 7.75. Kansas City, August 28.—Hcgs: Re ceipts, 2600; higher; bulk, 39.0509.26; heavy, i $9.1009.15; packers and butchers, $9400 , t.25; light. $8.950945; pigs, $806.75. Cattle: Receipts, 1100; steady: prime, fed steers, $9.75010.50; dressed beef Bteers, ! $7.8009.60; southern steers, $5.2607.75; cows. $4.2507.26; heifers, $609.50; stockers, $5.75 08.25. Sheep: Receipts. 1000; steady; lambs. $707.50; yearlings. $5.5006.15; wethers, $3.25 06.75; ewes, $4.7506.30. St. Hoiiis, August 28. —Hogs: Receipts, 5(00; higher; pigs and lights. $709.40; mixed and butchers. $9.1009.40; good heavy heavy, $9.2509.40. Cattle: Receipts, 7C0; steady; native beef steers, $7.50010.50; cows and heifers, $609.50; stockers, $507.30; Texas and In dian steers, $608.25; cows and heifers, $4 06.50; native calves. $6010.25. Sheep: Receipts, 8300; steady; native muttons, $405.25; lambs. $707.70. Cotton Seed Oil New York. August 28.—Cotton seed oil was easier under scattered liquida tion in September, the result of tenders of about 5000 barrels on contract, to j gether with a slow' outside demand. 7 Crude markets, however, were firmly held. Final prices were 1 to 10 points net lower. The cotton seed oil market closed barely steady; spot, 6.8006.85c; Sep tember, 6.8006.83c; October, 6.7906.81c; November, ,6.56 06.60c; December, 6.57 06.60c; January, 6.5806.61c; February. 6.5906.65c; March, 6.6306.69c; tbtal Sales, 9600. j . Port Movement New Orleans: Receipts, 79; exports. T69; stock, 51,702. Galveston: Receipts, 2769; stock; 40. 283. Mobile: Receipts, 817; exports, 50; Stock, 2416. • Savannah: Receipts, 411; exports, 413; stock. 7769. Charleston: Receipts, 108; stock, 1396. VH Hubbard Bros. & Co. Merchants, HanoverIjMrt. H, Member. New Torlc Cotton Bx S change. New Orleane Cotton Exchange, New Torn Produce Exchange. Allo cate Member. Liverpool Cotton Aw elation Orders .olidted for the pur* •tea. and .ale of Cotton and Cotton •nag Oil for future delivery. Special attention and liberal tarraa given foe esr’iKui.iis. m.*" **• LOCAL SECURITIES _ Rate. Bid. Asked._~ Rate. Bid. Asked. | * 1.* 49 65 Ala. State ret 1920... 4 97 ~ 100 -• Rys.. pfd 64 67 Ala. State Renew. 1956 SVi 80 90 ~ Rye . 30 50 Ala. State Renew. 1956 4 99 101 'r. ft Sav. Bk. S 170 180 Ala. State Fair .( 60 76 e Mills, com... I 100 116 Amer. C. Rys. . 6 89 93 e Mills, pfd... I 100 103 Ala. Cons. . 6 75 80 >r C. ft 1. .. 60 Bessemer C, ft L . 6 103 106 * S. .10 350 375 B. R., L. ft P.8 98 101 Baseball Aaso.. 140 170 B. R.. L. ft P. 4^4 19 91 Realty Co. .... 4 180 175 B’ham Ice Factory ... 6 100 106 f Com., pfd .... I 70 80 B'ham R. ft E.5 100 103 ink ft T. Co. .. SO 90 B'ham Waterworks.... 6 103 107 -And . 66 75 City of Birmingham ., 0 100 104 ike Land ..... 60 71 City of Birmingham .. 4 105 108 d Cent Co.4 60 80 Continental <41n . a 100 105 Imp., pfd .... 8 105 108 Jefferson County . 6 101 194 Imp., com. .... 6 70 36 Jefferson County . 6 105 110 Land . 110 134 Jefferson County . 4M 89 101 it 1 Bank.It 160 340 Jefferson Reatly . 3 100 105 Jou. Life . I 11 Milner Land Co. . 6 96 100 ■te Casualty .. 1 3 Nashville Railway ... 6 loo 108 . S. Bank. 8 150 165 Pratt Consolidated ... 5 89 *6 n Fertiliser ... I 106 130 Sloes 1. ft 8. 6 1»0 103 1- Bank .( 136 116 Slots I. ft 8. 4 VS 93 96 B'ham Land ... IS 33 T. C. L gen. mtg. 6 99 101 Protective Life . 10 16 T. C. I. Tenn. Dlv. 6 101 103 Realty Tr. Co., com... 6 100 110 T. C. 1. Ship Bldg. ... 6 100 104 Realty Tr. Co., pfd .. * 100 110 T. C. I. B'ham Dlv_> 100 103 Sou. States Fire . 1 3 T C. L Cahaba Dlv. ..6 10! 101 Traders Nat. Bank ... 9 160 165 Woodward Cons.6 100 106 Wilmington: Receipts, 10. stock. 7763. Norfolk: Exports, 561; stock, 12,955. Baltimore: Receipts. 79, exports, 701; stock. 2000. Boston: Receipts. 108: stock, 3561. Philadelphia: Stock, 2483. New' York: Receipts, 2186; stock, 90, 306. Minor ports: Receipts, 1308; stock, 2370. Total today: Receipts, 4913; exports, 5431; stock. 225.006. Total for week: Receipts, 13,914; exports, 22,493. •Total for season: Receipts, 10,454,210; exports. 8.881,271. •Corrected. Interior Movement Houston: Receipts, 4417; shipments, 4574; stock, 32,064. Memphis: Receipts, 214; shipments, 209; stock, 14,764. Augusta: Middling. 8*4c; receipts, 317; | shipments, 81; Rtock. 9572. St. Louis: Receipts, 103; shipments, 103; I stock, 14,178. Cincinnati; Receipts, 146; shipments, 53; stock. 12,661. Little Rook: Shipments. 80; stock, 5447. Total today: Receipts, 5197; shipments. 5100; stock, 88,706. Weekly Cotton Statistics Liverpool. August 28.—Cotton statistics for the week: Total forwarded to mills, 31,000 hales, of which 21,000 were American; stock, 890,000; American. 602,000; imports, 19.000, American 600; exports, 8000. Liverpool Cotton Market Liverpool, August 28.—Cotton, spot In moderate demand, at prices unchanged. Sales, 3100 hales, including 3000 American, on the basis of 6.20d for middling. Re ceipts, 7000 bales; no American receipts. Dry Goods New' York. August 28.—New low' price* caused an active buying movement in print cloths today. Several lines of col ored heavy cotton goods were withdrawn from sale because of scarcity of dye stuffs. Domestic fine wools sold freely ab slight advances. Coffee Market New York, August 28.—No material change was reported in the coffee mar yet here today. The process of even ing up old commitments through the voluntary committee was said to bo making progress at slightly low'er prices today, but the spot markets con tinued steady. Cost and freight of fers from Brazil were unchanged, and Importers are still hampered by ab sence of adequate foreign exchange facilities. Rio 7 s wrere quoted at 774c and Santos 4’s at 127*c. Receipts at the two Brazilian ports yesterday were 20.0. 00 bags; Sao Paulo receipts. 33,006. and Jundlahy receipts, 32,000 bags. Clearances of 17,00.0 bags were reported from Brazil for United States ports. Naval Stores Savannah. August 28.—Turpentine nominal. 4674c; no sales; receipts, 347; shipments, 201; stocks, 29,995. Rosins nominal: no sales: receipts, 655; ship ments. 797; stocks. 121,204. (Juote: A, B, $3.50; C, D. $3.52 *4; E, F. G, H. 1. $3.55; K. $4.15: M, $4.50; N„ $6.00; WG. $6.25; WW, $6.35. FRIENDS SURPRISE CAPT. JOHN G. SMITH Presented With Confederate Button by Comrades of Camp Wilcox—To Observe Semmes’ Birthday ('apt. John G. Smith, commander of Camp Wilcox, United Confederate vet erans, was given a most pleasant sur prise yesterday at the regular meeting of the camp when he was presented with a handsome Confederate button by the members of the organization. The button Is of the regulation de sign with the Confederate flag In en ameled colors and In the center of the flag 1s Imbedded a beautiful diamond. J. R. Hornady made the presentation speech, and paid a fine tribute to the life of Captain Smith and Ills h- llantry as a Confederate soldier. Captain Smith was so taken by surprise and so overcome by his feeling that It was sometime before he could reply. He expressed bis deep appreciation of the gift coming from his old chmrades. stating that while he had had other honors conferred on him during his civil life which he highly appreciated there was none that touched him so deeply as the token of esteem from the members of Camp Wilcox and their friends. The meeting was held In the rooms of the county board of education and was well attended, many ladles being pres ent. The matter of the celebration of Admiral Semmes' birthday was tsken up and John C. Carmichael was named as orator for the day. The commit tee in charge la preparing the pro gramme which will be announced later. SUITS FILED The following were among the suits filed yesterday In the city and circuit courts: Ben Crowley vs. Tennessee Coal. Iron and Aallroad company: $3000 claimed for alleged failure to provide medical atten tion through Its hospital. Edken Belew, pro ami, vs. Bryant Coal company: $1000 damages claimed for al leged personal Injuries. Mary J. Sweeney vs. West End Drug company: $3000 damages claimed for an alleged failure to properly fill an order for medicine. Henry and Leona Britton vs. Maryland Coal and Coke company. The plaintiffs claim $6000 damages each for an alleged unlawful ejection from dwelling. Laura White vs. Seaboard Air Line Rail road company: $2000 damages claimed for alleged personal Injuries. Jake Lomax va. American Cast Iron Pipe company: $2600 damages claimed for alleged personal Injuries. A. F. Franklin vs. E. L. Rowlett: $6000 damages claimed for alleged personal In juries received In an automobile wreck. Sam Whitlow vs. Alex Kontoe: $8000 damages claimed for an alleged assault and battery. Ada Howell vs. Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company: $10,000 dam ages claimed, the plaintiff alleging that an agent of the company used profane and Indecent language In her presence. Mrs. Anne Hanehan va. Ixmg-Lewls Hardware company, $20,000 claimed for alleged personal injuries received In an automobile wreck. ! EXCELLENT TRADE Week-End Demand Brisk. Flour Prices Are Stationary Business is quite brisk on Morris avenue, the week-end trade being in full swing. Poultry and eggs are in good demand, and sales are steady on meat products. Vegetables and fruits are plentiful, home grown products being abundant, vegetables now in season here are seen vegetables now in seas on here are seen traversing the streets. Quotations on flour and foodstuffs remain stationary, at high levels. Further advances are j anticipated within the next few days, as the wheat market shows a decided upward tendency. Trade all along the line is reported good. LOCAL QUOTATIONS The Iron Market IF .911.00 2F . 10.60 IF . 10.00 Gray Forge. 9.60 IS . 11.00 2S . 10.60 Poultry and Eggs Hens—14c. Fryers—1*4-1% lbs.; average, 22%c.—20c. Ducks—16c lb. Guineas—30c. Roosters—30c. Geese—4004oS each. Eggs—Fresh country receipts, 19020c; candled, 24c; extra graded candled, 20c; candled cartoon eggs. 28c. Meats Lard—ll%c; compound, 9%c. Extra Ribs—$14.92. Bellies-20-25. $16.17%. Boston Butts—17c. Pork Loins—20c. Breakfast Bacon—2O02Sc. Spare Ribs—12%c. Regular Hams-20%o. Skinned Hams—21%c. Fruits and Produce Cantanioupea—$202.23. Watermelons—16030c. i Lemons—$6.6006. Limes—75c0$1.26. ! Home Grown Cabbage—2%c lb. Northern Apples—Barrel, fancy, $4.50. Home-Grown Lettuce—Per hamper, $L California Peaches—$1.10 per box. Peanuts—607c. Imported Peanuts—9%c pound. Egg Plants—$202.60. Pineapples—$202.60. Snap Beans—$1.50. New Sweet Potatoes—Barrell. $2.75. New Irish Potatoes—In sacks, $1.10. Squash—Hamper, $1. Cucumbers—Per crate, $1®1.26. New Corn—Dozen, 16c. Peaches—Georgia, $1.7502.60. \ White Grapes—4-lb. baskets, 80c. Figs—$2.6003 per crate. Okra, six-basket crate, $2.60. Tomatoes—Six-basket crates, $2.5003. Fish Perch—Sc pound. Sail Water Trout—12Hc pound. Blue Catfish—7@$c pound. Red Snapper— Gray Snapper—6c. Mullet—pound. Spanish Mackerel—15c pound. Fresh Pompano—26c pound. Creamery Products Country Butter—20025c; fresh creamery butter, 83V4c; procees butter, 28c. Cheeae-16%; Imported Swise cheeee, 40c; German brick cheese, 18c; limburger, ISc; Imported Roquefort, 40c; Neufchatei cheeee, per dozen, 46c; Pimento cheeze 11.35. Flour and Breadstuffs Self rising flour, $6.50; Tennessee flour, 35.05; Michigan flour, 37.15; Idaho flour, $5.35; Indiana flour, $0.25; pure wheat shorts, $35; pure wheat bran, $32; C. S. meal, 714 per cent, $30; Cremo meal, per ton, $26: C. 8. hulls, $10011 ton; .Vo. 1 timothy hay, per ton, $26; mixed al falfa and Johnson graB-s, per ton, $30; 8. hulls, 100 lbs., $11 ton; mixed feed, $36; oats, 63c bu.; corn, $1.10; cornmeal, $2.06 per 96 lbs. New crop alfalfa, western, $25. Hides and Tallow Green salted hides, 14@16c; partly cured. 13014c; green, 13©13V4c; damaged and culls, one-half price; dry flint, 270230 dry salted, 25026; dry cule, 12Hc; goat skins. 25040c; kids, one-half price; lamb ■kins, 36035; sheep skins, 25075c; shear ings, 15025c; green salted horse hides, No 2s, IB; glues and ponies, $101.50; No. i clear tubwaehed wool, 30033; burry, 15020. 28060c; wild ginsing, $608; cultivated gln elng, $305; golden seal, $3.5004; clear grease wool, 16012c; slightly burry, 15018; tallow, 5@6c; No. 2 tallow, 4c; beeswax, COUNTY INSTITUTES ARE WELL ATTENDED Supervisor Sibley Comments on Good Results Accomplished in Calhoun, Talladega and Fayette Montgomery. August 28.—(Special.)—Fol lowing a week spent In Calhoun, Talla dega and Fayette counties attending teachers' Institutes, J. I,. Sibley, state supervisor of rural schools, returned to the capitol today and reported a good attendance at each of the inatltutes. Professod Sibley Intends to leave Monday to attend'other Institutes. County institutes will be held next week in the following counties: Coffee, at Elba; Covington, at Andalusia; Dale, at Ozark; Geneva, at Geneva; Henry, at Abbeville; Houston, at Dothan, and Perry, at Marlon. State Deposits Found Clanton. August 2*.—(Special.)—A mine that see me Inexhaustible, of an excellent slate, lias been found three miles from the Louisville and Nashville railroad, In the northern pnrt4on of Chilton county. Thomas Evans, an expert, pronounces the slate excellent as structural and roofing material. The colors are green and pur 01* ykjia., •, •. rj-. r-maUS.’1 '■* ' T'T'i-. (K z - . y,- - - LEAVESOTTAWA Canadian Troops Will Sail for Europe in About Two Weeks Ottawa. Ontario, August 2S.—The Prin cess Patricia Light infantry, and the first brigade of the expeditionary field artil lery, with IS guns, left Ottawa today. The guns will go to Valcartier and will be sent to Lilt ope in about two weeks. The Princess Patricia regiment will go on board the ir/gjp ship Megantic at Mon treal tonight, and will sail tomorrow. The Duke and Duchess of Connaught and the Princess Patricia reviewed the regiment and wished its members good for tu ne. The regiment was laised by R. H. Ben nett. a member of the Canadian Par liament, and Hamilton Gault, a Montreal millionaire, it is commanded by Colonel Farquahar. an ofTii er of the Cold Stream Guards, with Captain Builer of the Brit ish rifle brigade, second In command. Hamilton Gault has a captain s commis sion, W'hile his wife goes under tho badge of the Red Cross. Of the 1100 men a thousand wear med als for previous service in South Africa, the Philippines and Cuba, chiefly. About 30n men of the regiment are ad venturers fresh from Mexico. Jack Mun ro, who won his fame through gaining a decision over Jim Jeffries, is a pri vate in the ranks of the regiment, which is held by military authorities to be one of the most • tTicient ever assembled. The Canadian artillery is moving on Valcartier toda: from all assembly points. The detachments will all be in by Sun day night, when there will he 35,000 men of all arms assembled at the v/hihp. BOLL WEEVIL GETS Recent Rains Cause Pests to Infest Cotton Fields Everywhere Marion. August 28. (Special.)—Tho past few weeks of daily showers have given the boll weevil a new start in Perry county. Persons who saw no sign dur ing the dry weather now find their fields filled with weevils, and destroying even sign of a top crop, in fact the only cot ton assured in this section is that ma tured previous to the rainy season. Small fields in and near Marion that had not been planted in cotton for years now have from three to ten "grubs’ to tho stalk, making a fair crop next year highly improbable. The Rev. George F. Robertson, pastor of the local Presbyterian church, and a schoolmate a* President Wilson, has fe tched a personal letter from the Presi dent in acknowledgement of expression of sympathy for the death of Mrs. Wil son. The Marion institute is making tho army and navy course a distinct feature of the school this year by securing a coach who will give his personal Atten tion to this part of the institute work. Maj. B. B. Clarkson, B. S., of the Vir ginia Military institute, will be the couch, and as supplementary duties he will aid in the deevlopment of the athletic fea tures of the session. Major Clarkson has made distinctions In baseball, football, basketball, and as an all round athlete, and his advice will doubtless cause Mar ion to put forth the best "prep" team in the state this season. State Horticulturist Says Much Good Done in Mo bile and Baldwin Montgomery. August 28 — (Special.)~Dr. Ernest Walker, state horticulturist, re cently engaged In the work of eradicat ing the citrus blight from the Satsuma orange groves near Mobile, was a vis itor at the state department of agricul ture and industries today. Dr. Walker Is connected with the Alabama Poly technic institute, taut has devoted much of his time lately in making a study of the citrus blight In Mobile and Bald win counties. Dr. Walker stated that much work had been done toward eradicating the blight, and that indications were that the efforts of the experts would he en tirely successful eventually. The state of Florida recently established a quar- j antine against Alabama raised oraifgea' because of the blight, and it was then! that the department of agriculture began I its efforts to eradicate the bli ht. No Wreck! From Harper’* Magazine. A reporter on a. Kansas City paper v.as among those on a relief train that was being rushed to the scene of a railway wreck in Missouri. About the first victim the Kansas City reporter saw was a man sitting in the road with his back to a fence. He had a black eye, his face was somewhat scratched and his clothes were badly torn—but he was entirely calm. The reporter jumped to the side of tlie man against the fence. “How many hurt?” he asked of the prostrate one. “Haven’t heard of anybody being hurt,” said the battered person. “What was the cause of the wreck?" “Wreck? Haven’t heard of any wreck.” “You haven't heard of any wreck? Who are you. anyhow?” "Well, young man. I don't know that that's any of your business, but 1 air. the claim agent of this road.” --—. .-■■■■ Listens for a Dog’s Bark From the New York Sun. There Is a man In t’aris who has a novel way of eking out the small salary he gets as a hank clerk. At night he strolls through the quiet etreets of the suburbs, carefully inspecting the closed villas and houses. Every now and then he imitates a dog's bark, yelplns and growling In a realistic manner. If there la no canine response he con tinues his walk, repeating Ills yelps In front of other houses. When an an swering bark replies to his he Jots down the address of the house In a notebook. The next day a city official calls at these houses reported by the night stroller to collect the probably tuipald dog tax. !.<>n1 Kitchener. Knglnnd’s famous general. Is now Secretar.v of War and Is directing llte Rritish war plans. ..... SHIPPING FEELS EFFECT OF WAR No Transatlantic Liner En ters or Leaves New York Friday New York, August 28.—Shipping today felt the effects of the European war to an unusual degree. No transatlantic liner sailed and none arrived. Two are due tomorrow and one Sunday, and there are nine, all of the Interna tional Mercantile Marino, on their way to American and Canadian norts with 8800 passengers, most of them Americans. Heading for New York are two White Star liners, the Adriatic and the Olympic; two of the American line, the New York and the St. Paul; and thq Minnehaha of] the Atlantic transport line. The Merlon I of the American line is on her way to I Philadelphia; the Cunard liner Devonia and the White Star liner Arabic to Bos ton. and the Canada of the Dominion line to Quebec and Montreal. The Alliance, a Panama railway steam ship liner, arrived here from Cristobal to day with 30 German reservists among its passengers. The Hamburg-American liner Graecla, which risked capture ny British cruisers by venturing out to sea last night, had not born heard from here today. Another German vessel, the Grosser Kirfuerst, of the North German Lloyd line, was report ed to be taking on coal at her Hoboken pier today preparatory to sailing. The line’s agents denied she intended leaving port. The Mule Is Contrary "It is customary to deride, abuse, rid icule, and generally belittle the mule," said a man who confesses to an intima cy with mules that tits him to know what he is talking about, as quoted by the New York Sun. "but let me tell you right now that—first, though, consider the mule from my point of view, which is the proper one. "There is no doubt that It is charac teristic of the mule to loaf, and loaf hard, whenever he gets a chance, but he more than makes up for It when he knuckles down to work. If you will take an honest observation of the mule you will see that he has a certain con templative, ingenuous, openminded cast of countenance, with a tinge of mourn fulness In his expression, which comes, perhaps, from too much reflection on his somewhat ambiguous status in gen ealogical classification. Nobody can look a mule in the face without bias and not be convinced of his absolute straightforwardness and good faltli. "In the face, by the way, and peren thetieally. is the proper way to look at a mule. He can’t kick with his fore feet, and straightforward as he is from a front view, he is quite as straight backward from the rear if he Is moved to take time from his reflective ponder ing to demonstrate it, and, as a rule, you want to he sure of your odds ir you are going ,lo bet that he won’t be moved. "It will not be vleiousness, however, that moves hirn to such demonstration. It is simply the mule's idea of playful ness. the taking of a moment off for [showing that he really doesn’t think lifo Is all an empty dream and to show [that things are really not what they i seem, so fur as that contemplative ami [mournfully inert pose of his might con fuse you Into believe that they were. He has no more thought of harm in It than—well, than a trip hammer might have if it came down on you. "The mule is liable to run away, Init if he does he does it entirely of his own initiative, and because he has suddenly come Into his mind that to run away would be a pleasing diversion from that disposition of his to fall into disturbing reflection, (’annos shot off under him couldn't induce Hie mule to run away. No outside Influence could impel him to it. "And in running away the mult? brings to Hie performance of It the same unruffled dignity that marks him always; whether as the motive power or a canal boat or the gayly caparisoned Impeller of a Spanish dllllgcnco. Tin runaway mule turnH out for all objects in Ills path. A child, a dozen children may be before him in the road, but never a one will ho do damage to. Horses that run away are blind, and have no sense while thus engaged. They are frenzied. The mule shows no more emotion while running away than while tugging at a load of tanbark. "Yos. It is customary to deride, abuse, ridicule, and generally belittle the inule, but let me tell you right now that when you are looking at a pair of up-and-up Kentucky or Tennessee mules, my son. don’t forget that you arc casting your eyes over something that nothing less than om^ thousand nice, round, fat dol lars can be plunked down as the equiv alent of. and no particular hurry to dicker ’em off even for that!" An Amazing Case From the Philadelphia Public Ledger. "is there anything special in the case?” asked the reporter of the bank president whose cashier had stolen $17. "Yes/’ mused the president, "you may «ay that we did not trust him impllclty.” CONFIRMATION OF ^REYNOLDS HELD UP Norris Makes Long Speech Opposing President’s Se lection for Justice Washington, August 28—Senator Har ris, of Nebraska, addressed the Senate for nearly four hours In executive ses sion today, apposing confirmation of Attorney General McReynolds as a justice of the supreme court. He did not conclude his speech, and action on the nomination was deferred until to morrow. No response was made by the de I partment of justice to the Senate reso lution calling for a report of Special In vestigators Morrison and Fa gin into ! Standard Oil operat ions. The request for information was made through the President and no formal answer can be i made until his return to Washington. [One of the majority senators will ex plain tomorrow that publication of tin* report is regarded as incompatible with line public interest; that investigators and the Attorney General are In entire accord with reference to the prolonged in\estigation of the Standard Oil ami that the inquiry is still In progress. WHOOPING COUGH Dangers of Disease lo Children Shown in Philadelphia Kpidemic Richard IT. Harte, M\ TV, In the Phila delphia .Public Hedger. Philadelphia is going through the tall end of un epidemic of whooping cough which began the first part of last Octo ber and reached its height the end of April. The highest, number of cases re ported in any on week was 212. There were 3237 cases and isfl deaths from whooping cough in the first half of this year, as compared to 550 cases and 33 deaths in the corresponding period of 1013. Carlessness on the part of parents hav- j ing children suffering from whooping! cough often spreads the disease to other! little ones. They are made to suffer and even to die because of an Inconsiderate, neighbor, who also risks prosecution un der tlie law by not keeping her ill child ren properly Isolated. The seriousness of whooping cough Is rot fully appreciated by many people. It is responsible, directly or Indirectly, for many more deaths among young chil dren than Is generally supposed. As a matter of fact, 27 out of every 100 chil dren under I year old who get whooping cough die: 14 out of every 100 between 1 and 2 yoaxs old die; three out of every 100 between 2 and 5 years old die. In addition to causing such a high mor tality among children, whooping cough causes physical defects which are a hand icap for life. The wrong impression still prevails, too, that whooping cough is less dangerous to children than to grownups, and that, therefore, a person would be* better to have, the disease when young and have it over with. Whereas, as shown by the above figures, just tlie opposite is true, and the longer the disease can be put off, th<? less likely it is to endanger life. An Infant* I. W. W. "I can’t do anything with Johnnie. Why, he'd rather go hungry than work. I don’t see what's to become of him.” "i suppose we must face the inevita ble.” “What’s the Inevitable?” “Hooking forward to having a soap box orator in the family.” Drs. Dozier & Dozier Specialists I). T. 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Established In Birmingham, April, 1890 (nearly 25 years ago) and la on* of the best equipped medical Institutionii in Alabama. We make no charge for consultation and examination. We furnish medicines without extra charge, and give our patients the bene fits to be derived from X-Rays, Violet Raya. Ruby Light Bath*. Medicated Vapor and Nebulised Inhalations and ever) thing that we can make available far Iks speedy cure of our patients. I 805-914 - The famous German remedy for Specific Blood Poison—la acisntlfb* | call) administered by us. Praaptoas blank* fur man and nraasaa seat free us rewMsaa ,’i Recent Death of President's Wife Saddens Summer White House Windson, Vt., August 28.—1 resident Wilson, who came here today to begin ills first vacation of the summer, spent tonight quietly at "Harlakenden.House'* with his family, celebrating the birth day of his daughter, Mrs. Francis B. Sayre. Despite efforts of all members of the family to make the occasion a happy one. the recent death of Mrs. Wilson saddened the gathering. The party con sisted of the President, Mrs. Sayre, # Min* Margaret Wilson, Mrs. Howe. the President's slater Mrs. Cothran, his "i'co; Eleanor Cothran, his grand niece; Mr. Sayre and Prof Stockton Axson, a studio for her painting. The people of Wind son and of the Ut ile village of Cornish, N. H.. across the Connecticut* river, respected the President's recent grief by remaining in the background, hut American flags decorated many homes. On the way to "Harlakenden House’* the President drove past the small cottage which was formerly used by Mrs. Wilson as a studio for mer painting During his stay here the President td)»r.s to devote his morning* to golf uul hlv evenings to long automobile rtd» He was reluctant to play golf, but l >r c. T. Oray son, his physician, ha*' informed him that his health re quires exercise. White House officials In Washington are to send onlv the most important dispatch ■ io Windsor and as far as poaslhb . President will he given an opportunity to rest. Son of Prominent Tennesseo Attorney Drowns While Divinjf at Dale’s Bar t ’h ittanoogg, August 38.— (Special.) I-■ wi : Coleman, Jr,, son of United States ; Attorney Lewis Coleman of the eastern division of Tenneesec, was drowned In the Tennessee river at Hale’s Par early tonight Coleman dived from n barge upon which members of the local bar association were having*their annual outing upon the river and In some way WM sucked under tii«> barge. The body hail not beeft recovered at midnight, being In deep water m nr the huge Brady dnnw m OF COnON TRADE New York, August "8.- Bather a more optimistic sentiment lias devel oped in local cotton trade circles in the last fewr days with referenda to the possibility of an early reopening of the exchanges. This seems to be based chiefly upon a feeling that the meeting of represen tatives of the Liverpool, New Orleans ami New York exchanges hero next week will result in satisfactory settle ment of the old international inter ests on the basis of old, rather than new crop values, and that such a set tlement will greatly Improve the sltua- 3 lion so far as tho exchanges are con cerned. It is believed that the man* agers of the local exchange are con sidering plans for reopening bust ness In government contracts only. Mean while business seems practically at a standstill. The only spot sales reported are on tho small scattering lots at sharply de clining prices in tho south. Little in terest is shown In weather or crop news and no far only one private re port has been issued In the effort to foreshadow the government bureau, due on Monday. This indicated an improvement of about 3 per cent frorp lust month’s figures. Fate of F*ins and HaltL'shipg From the London Shronlcle. Lverybody has wondered what be comes of pins and battleships and beer bottles and (ireai Western engines and sardine tin* and well, all the things tnat are quietly scrapped as we have done with them. Well, I was lately fcliven a lesson by an expert in dust heaps a reall\ “goid.ui dustman," \yho had built his fortune on the mere waste of sardine and biscuit tins, with dis used bottles and other refuse. "Noth :r«g Is wasted." he said. J am not unite sure of that. Jl is only the occa sional grasp* r who has the eye and tile ha ml for the "waste." Not every on*1 has the chance of stopping a bung bol" with Caesar’s dust. The disused hansom, omnibus and railway car riage may be found reincarnated in the country A correspondent tells me of a doctor In Buckinghamshire whose fam J.v has outgrown the size of his house and threat* ued the same onslaught on his Income. Something had to be done. So the doctor will now' show you a railway carriage—sup%ranuated~« .-•tuck cheaply in the garden, making a day and night nursery, with a partiton ftHl a fireplace or so, and all tfle sani tation that a doctor knows a child vj-uts. The youngsters are happy in their disused railway * arriage that was built in the year their father was born.